Presentation on Dementia

  1. Scenario
    As a manager on a medical surgical unit, part of the job responsibility includes chart audits.
    A trend noted during the most recent audit was the overuse of the term “dementia.” The nurse manager notes that there may be a lack of understanding between the types dementia as related to neurological diseases.
    The nurse manager developed a survey to evaluate the staff’s understanding of the different types of dementia. As a result of the survey, you have been asked to create a PowerPoint presentation to increase the nurse’s awareness of the types of dementia a presentation was created.
    Instructions
    Choose one of the following topics for a focused presentation:
    • Alzheimer’s
    • Parkinson’s
    • Vascular Dementia
    • The presentation should include the following:
    • Pathophysiology
    • Etiology & incidence
    • Health promotion and maintenance
    • History/Risk factors
    • Physical signs and symptoms
    • Changes in cognition
    • Changes in behavior & personality
    • Changes in self-management skills
    • Diagnostics: laboratory and imaging assessment
    • Planning and implementation
    • Interprofessional Collaborative Care
    • Psychosocial integrity
    • Medications
    • Safety considerations
    • Using Ignatavicius and one additional resource, develop a presentation to enhance the nurses’ knowledge of the differences between types of dementia and delirium. Be sure to document your source(s) in your presentation.

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